Cypress oil (Cupressus sempervirens) has been used for centuries in medicine as well as sacred incense. In the folklore of many countries, the Cypress tree is seen as the gateway to the afterlife, which is why it is often seen in churchyards. The aroma of the oil is deep and earthy, has a fresh tone that sharpens as it evaporates.
Aromatic influences: Strengthens, eases the feeling of loss, create a feeling of security and grounding, heal emotions. Earthy and centering.
Combines well with:
Cedarwood, Pine Needles, Lavender, Red Mandarin, Clary Sage, Lemon, Cardamom, Juniper Berry, Bergamot, Marjoram, Frankincense, Petitgrain bigarade, Sandalwood, Orange, Tangerine, Lime, Geranium, Black Pepper
Points of Interest
- Non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing. Safe for all skin types.
- Has a strong scent so use sparingly.
- Insect repellant.
- Helps reduce cellulite deposits.
- Reduces stress and tension.
- Benefits the urinary system.
- To help cope with transitions, diffuse or vaporize 2 drops Cypress and 4 drops Lemon.
- Helps develop inner wisdom.
- Helps regulate the female reproductive system.
- Helps when treating varicose veins.
- Stops bleeding after injuries.
- Is great for men’s skin-care regimen. Helps tone skin.
- Cypress acts like a spiritual plumb line, bridging the subtle and physical worlds.
- Brings mind into balance with the spirit.
- Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. That’s a great way to get started. And have fun with it!
Here are a few recipes involving Cypress oil. To check for more, you can click on Cypress in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.
*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.
Release Muscle Spasms
- 4 drops Cypress
- 2 drops Ginger Root
- 4 drops Marjoram
- 1 tablespoon F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)
Apply formula to sore areas. (11)
Cleanse Oily Skin and Heal Acne
- 4 drops Cypress
- 2 drops Manuka
- 4 drops Neroli
- 1 tablespoon Skin Mousse
Apply to your face daily. (11)
Homemade Skin Mousse
- 3 1/2 teaspoons pure Aloe Vera gel
- 1 teaspoon Jojoba oil
Mix 3 teaspoons Aloe Vera gel and 1 teaspoon of Jojoba oil in a clean glass jar. Stir mixture with a spoon until it combines and thickens. Add 1/2 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel and keep stirring. The mixture will suddenly go smooth and slack, taking on a opaque, pale cream color. Is approximately enough for 10 applications to face. Keep in a cool, dry place. (11)
- 2 drops Cypress
- 4 drops Lavender
- 1 teaspoon F.C.O.
Add formula to a warm/hot bath. Relax and soak for 30 minutes. Can also dissolve formula in 1 cup epsom salts and add to bath water to soften skin and remove impurities. (11)
Travel Comfortably Mist Spray
- 45 drops Cypress
- 45 drops Melissa
- 40 drops German Chamomile
- 25 drops Fennel Seed
- 20 drops Ginger Root
- 4 ounces Pure Water
Add formula to a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every use. Use before and during the trip, as necessary. Inhale deeply. Can use spring, distilled, bottled, or filtered water. Can also boil tap water at a hard boil for 15 minutes. Allow to cool before using. (10)
- 2 drops Cypress
- 1 drop Geranium
- 2 drops Bergamot FCF
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Jojoba oil
- 2 capsules Passionflower oil
Break open capsules and add to Jojoba. Mix in essential oils. Wash face and rinse with warm water. Apply formula to face and wipe off excess after 30 – 40 minutes. (5)
Moisturizer for Skin with Thread Veins
- 2 drops Cypress
- 1 drop Frankincense
- 1 1/2 tablespoon Peachnut oil
Wash face and rinse with warm water. Apply formula to face and wipe off excess after 30 – 40 minutes. (5)
Massage to Help Relieve Menopause Symptoms
- 6 drops Cypress
- 10 drops Clary Sage
- 1/4 cup Almond oil
For best results, massage into skin immediately after a bath or shower. (5)
Cypress oil is a delightfully fun oil that is great for skin. What have you done with it? What recipe are you excited to try? Please share in the comment section down below. We’d love to hear!
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